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7.5 CLE credits approved by the Florida Bar.  The 7.5 credits will also qualify as Certification Credits for International Litigation & Arbitration and International Law.


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Conference Itinerary

Join us for a day packed with debates, discussions and presentations from some of the leading Arbitrators and international trade dispute resolution experts from around the world.

Registration and networking

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.


Light breakfast


Welcome remarks
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.


Richard C. Lorenzo, Chairman, Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS) and Regional Managing Partner - Americas, Hogan Lovells LLP (Miami).
Thayane Machin Martinez, President, Miami Law International Arbitration Society Student Organization


1st debate 
9:15 -10:45 a.m.


Proposition I:  ISDS will no longer exist in 20 years

Moderator: Bernardo Cremades, Founding Partner, B. Cremades y Asociados (Madrid) 


Debaters for the proposition:
Margie-Lys Jaime, Legal Adviser, Office of Investment Arbitration, Ministry of Economy & Finance (Panama)
Diego Gosis, Partner, GST LLP (Miami)


Debaters against the proposition:

Renzo Seminario Cordova, Senior Associate, King & Spalding (Miami)

Deva Villanúa, Independent Arbitrator (Madrid)


Coffee break and networking

10:45– 11:15 a.m


2nd debate 
11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Proposition II:  A rule against double hatting will impede the generational change in ISDS arbitrators


Moderator: Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta, Partner, Holland & Knight  (Miami)

Debaters for the proposition:

Mélida N. Hodgson, Partner, Arnold Porter (New York)

Andrés Moreno, Partner, Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados (Bolivia)

Debaters against the proposition:

Juan Carlos Castillo, Partner, Aguilar Castillo Love (Guatemala)

Elisabeth Eljuri, Elisabeth Eljuri P.A. (Miami)


Lunch and keynote address

12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Introduced by MAW23 Platinum Sponsor, Harry Burnett, Partner, King & Spalding (Miami) and MIAS Director


Keynote speaker, Alexis Mourre, Founding Partner, MGC Arbitration (Paris).


Interviewer: Carolyn Lamm, Partner at White & Case and Distinguished Faculty Chair of Miami Law’s International Arbitration Institute, University of Miami School of Law.

Coffee and dessert

2:15– 2:45 p.m


Tylney Hall-style symposium

2:45 – 4:15 p.m.


Symposium Moderators: Estefania San Juan, Partner, White & Case (Miami) and Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Arbitrator, Sicard Mirabal ADR (New York)

Closing remarks

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.


Richard C. Lorenzo, MIAS Chairman, and Regional Managing Partner - Americas, Hogan Lovells LLP (Miami)

Silvia Marchili, Chair-Elect MIAS 2024 and Partner, White & Case (Miami)
Donald Hayden, Co-Host, MIAS Past Chair and Managing Partner, Mark Migdal & Hayden (Miami)
Luis O’Naghten, Co-Host, MIAS Past Chair and Partner, Nelson Mullins (Miami)




It's going to be a great day!

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